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Nov 17 2011

Off to Skepticon – Brief Blog Semi-Break

I’m off to Skepticon today, I’ll be gone through Monday — and I don’t know how my time or my Internet connectivity will be when I’m away. (Hotels usually have wireless, but they sometimes make you pay for it, and I’m cheap.) So I may or may not be blogging much, or indeed at all, …

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Nov 11 2011

Greta in D.C. 11/12, at CFI-DC 5th Anniversary Celebration

One last reminder: I’m going to be speaking in Washington D.C. this Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Center For Inquiry DC Fifth Anniversary Celebration. My topic: “What Can The Atheist Movement Learn from the LGBT Movement?” Other speakers at the event will be Jennifer Michael Hecht, Ronald Lindsay, and Melody Hensley: plus there’ll be awards, …

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Oct 07 2011

No Fashion Friday

No Fashion Friday today. Obvious reasons. I’ll post a new Fashion Friday piece next week.

Oct 04 2011

Karaoke, First Times, and Some Thoughts On Adventure

Camp Quest

So if you try something new, and you don’t really like it — does that mean you made a mistake? As some of you may already know, I did karaoke for the first time a couple of months ago. I did it as part of this Camp Quest fundraising challenge, where two teams of atheist …

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Sep 22 2011

Should Atheists Have Lots of Kids?


“Religious people are reproducing at a much higher rate than atheists. Religious extremists especially. And as we know, people tend to stay in whatever religion they’re brought up in. Should atheists be having more children, so we can counteract this trend?” When I give talks and do Q&A afterwards, this question comes up surprisingly often. …

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Mar 30 2011

Sorry for the goof!

Dammit to hell. The “Very Big Atheist Conference” post wasn’t supposed to go up until April 1. Typepad screwed up with the scheduling. I’ll reprint it then, with all comments that had already been made on it. Sorry for the mixup!

Dec 16 2010

Brief Blog Break/ Open Thread

I’m going to be out of town from Thursday, Dec. 16 through Monday, Dec. 20. Neighbors and catsitters will be looking after our apartment and our girls, but I probably won’t be blogging again until a day or two after I get back. I’ll check in on the blog periodically to dump spam and put …

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Jun 02 2010

Sex Discrimination or Sexual Harassment? Pick One!

In the workplace, to deal with concerns about sexual harassment, is it better for men to steer clear of any conversations about sex with women — even if it means potentially discriminating against female colleagues? Or is it better to treat colleagues of all gender equally — even if it means acting in a way …

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Mar 23 2010

Why “Life Has To Have Been Designed” Is a Terrible Argument for God

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. “Just look around you. Look at life, and the universe, and everything. Doesn’t it seem like it had to have been designed?” A lot of arguments for religion are very bad indeed. A lot of arguments for religion aren’t even arguments: they’re deflections, excuses for why the believer …

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Mar 10 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheism Is Not Narrow-Minded

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Most atheists say, “I don’t see any good evidence for God… but show me some good evidence, and I’ll change my mind.” So why are atheists seen …

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